Associate Director, Data Sciences - Alta Petens
Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: West Orange
Posted on: May 12, 2022
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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company
that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a
Statistical Programming, Associate Director.
At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through
our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led
company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their
potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top
Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and
strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive,
collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an
unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter
Future to people around the world.
Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold
Understanding and effectively working with a wide variety of data
sources and archetypes, including but not limited to electronic
health records, insurance claims, patients reported outcomes,
social media, pre-clinical and non-clinical biologic and
mechanistic data, and patient clinical data, among others. - Nimbly
gleaning and exploring insights from these datasets and accurately
assessing their usefulness and limitations.
Applying a breadth of data science methodologies as needed for
various projects and data types. Projects will require advanced
analytical and statistical methods, such as statistical inference
and modern analytical methods for machine learning and AI.
Identifying and applying state-of-the-art data manipulation and
analysis tools, in various programming languages including SAS,
Python, and R, to develop visual data analytics.
Develops team data strategies, goals, and priorities in data
science aligned with Takeda's business needs in asset and disease
strategies. -Understanding how data science projects fit at a macro
and micro level with the goal of using data science to better
understand the patient journey and to help tailor interventions
that maximize patient benefit.
Independently represent Data Science function on projects leading
data strategies related to diseases, assets or other areas of
interest in Takeda's ecosystem.
Play a leadership role in the development and review of data
science projects and their respective strategies, spanning
spontaneous data exploration in individual data sources to designed
and planned studies requiring the synthesis of many data
Develop and support optimal data handling and data provenance
practices utilizing reproducible, interpretable data research
Strengthen Takeda's advanced analytics toolkit by identifying and
applying emerging innovative techniques, as well as by advancing
the state of the art and developing novel analysis tools as
Provide thought leadership in concepts related to data acquisition
and ingestion working with Data Architecture and IT. - Understand
respective systems security and provide support for data
transparency, disclosure, and governance. - Strategically connect
with Takeda enterprise projects related to the Digital Advisory
Board and the Global Data Council.
Work closely with Takeda statisticians and other quantitative
experts to ensure statistical issues in data analysis are
Anticipate and communicate internal and external resource and
quality issues that may impact deliverables or timelines of the
program. - Propose and implement solutions. Escalate issues to
management as appropriate in a timely manner.
Increase the internal impact of Takeda's data science work by
identifying opportunities across therapeutic or disease areas and
Increase the external recognition of Takeda's data science work by
participating in conferences, publishing work and developing
CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE:
Ability to apply a logical engineered approach to system design and
development: The successful candidate will take ownership and drive
complex projects to completion. This involves communicating with IT
and technical teams to make a variety of systems to work cohesively
Expert knowledge of programming languages such as SAS (Base, Macro,
GTL), Python (including PANDAS), R-Shiny.
The ability to leverage years of programming experience to create
standards and lead the team towards effective practices for
developing reliable, maintainable code.
Strong Web-development experience including HTML, CSS and
Solid software development background with experience in a variety
of programming environments including writing shell scripts in
Linux or UNIX, and Windows. Knowledge of newer platforms including
AWS and Databricks is advantageous.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Education in a relevant field, for example a) PhD in a field such
as Statistics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical
Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or other
relevant field with at least 5 years of experience and a clear
interest in data science methods, or b) Master's degree with at
least 8 years relevant experience, or Bachlers degree with 12 years
Professional history of successful development and implementation
of programmed utilities, software, or applications in a
collaborative working environment.
Direct experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related field
Previous experience leading a medium to large organization and
influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders is a
Proven track record of leading and driving business process
transformation and organizational culture change as well as
delivering on programs with complex business deliverables
Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of
the pharmaceutical industry
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution
Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase
additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
Discover more at takedajobs.com
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Not Permitted to Apply.
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and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and
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sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship
status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status,
status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other
protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and
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